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New Student Exchange Programme

2 October 2018

Front of Main Building, Cardiff University
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St. George’s University, Grenada (SGU), and Cardiff University will provide opportunities for Healthcare Students to participate in exchange programmes to strengthen their training and further develop internationally.

The new five-year agreement, signed between SGU and Cardiff University’s School of Healthcare Sciences, will pave the way for students studying nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, radiotherapy and operating department practice to spend three weeks studying at the partner university, gaining international experience and new professional connections.

As an exchange student they will be fully registered members of the host university, and have the same access to all academic, support, and recreational services as the resident student body. They will also receive a Statement of Attendance for their period of study at their host institution.

Dr G Richard Olds, President of SGU said 'We’re delighted to have struck this new agreement with Cardiff University. It is testament to the growing prominence of SGU as a highly regarded international centre of healthcare education, and a strong endorsement of both our programmes and our students, recognised around the world for their quality.'

'This new exchange programme with Cardiff University will allow SGU students to benefit from studying with one of the top-ranked research departments in the UK. In turn, Cardiff students will have the chance to further their education at our beautiful True Blue Campus in Grenada, alongside their contemporaries from more than 140 countries around the world.'

Professor Dianne Watkins, Deputy Head for International and Engagement, School of Healthcare Sciences said ‘Our School in Cardiff University is committed to enhancing global networking. This programme gives healthcare students an opportunity to experience healthcare education and practice in a different cultural context.'

'The first exchange of nursing students is underway and they are very excited to be part of this collaboration. We hope our partnership with St George’s University will develop further and encompass opportunities for teacher exchange and joint research in the future.’